This Week's Round-up of Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy from around the blogs (10/18/15)

Here's what I found this week; please let me know if I missed your post! (Typed with cold fingers....I hope we get a bit more warmth before Winter comes for keeps!)

The Reviews

Basil of Baker Street, by Eve Titus, at Tor

Becca and the Prisoner's Cross, by Tony Abbott, at Boys Rule, Boys Read

The Book of Kringle, by Derek Velez Partidge and Mary Packard, at The Children's Book Review

The Boy Who Knew Everything, by Victoria Forester, at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon

Brilliant, by Roddy Doyle, at BNKids Blog

The Chosen Prince, by Diane Stanely, at alibrarymama

A Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano, at Writer of Wrongs

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB, by Adam Shaughnessy, at The Reading Nook Reviews

Firefly Hollow, by Allison McGhee, at Geo Librarian

Five Children on the Western Front, by Kate Saunders, at Reads For Keeps

Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sacher, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels and Susan Uhlig

Grounded The Adventures of Rapunzel, by Megan Morrison, at Log Cabin Library

Happenstance Found, by P.W. Catanese, at Buxton's Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

The Hollow Boy, by Jonathan Stroud, at The Zen Leaf

The Jumbies, by Tracy Baptiste, at Kirkus (Leila Roy's column)

The Land Without Color, by at This Kid Reviews Books

The Last Hunt, by Bruce Coville, at Read Till Dawn

The Lord of the Hat, by Obert Skye, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Lost Girl, by R.L. Stine, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Mars Evacuees, by Sophia McDougall, at Bibliobrit

The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, at Falling Letters

Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman, at Becky's Book Reviews

The Ordinary Princess, by M.M. Kaye, at alibrarymama

Over the Sea's Edge, by Jane Louise Curry, at Charlotte's Library

A Pocket Full of Murder, by R.J. Anderson, at The Book Wars

The Scary School series, by Derek the Ghost, at Always in the Middle

Seabourne: The Lost Prince, by Matt Myklusch, at Michelle I. Mason

A Sliver of Stardust, by Marissa Burt, at The Write Path

This Isn't What It Looks Like, and You Have to Stop This, by Pseudonymous Bosch, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

The Tournament at Gorlan, by John Flannagan, at On Starships and Dragonwings

The Toymaker's Apprentice, by Sherri L. Smith, at Teen Librarian Toolbox and Finding Wonderland

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, by Kelly Jones, at Charlotte's Library

Willie and Me: a Baseball Card Adventure, by Dan Gutman, at Time Travel Times Two

"Mermaids, Pirates, and Terrifying Tales | Middle Grade Series Update" a slew of mini reviews at SLJ

Two at Ms. Yingling Reads:  The League of Unexceptional Children, by Gitty Daneshvari, and The Fate of Ten, by Pittacus Lore

Authors and Interviews

Sherri L. Smith (The Toymaker's Apprentice) at The O.W.L. and The Book Smugglers

Rick Riordan at Entertainment Weekly

Other Good Stuff

Six great MG fantasies starring Sisters, a list by me at BNKids Blog

Shannon Hale kicks of a Stories For All Series of authors guest posting at her blog; here's her own and then you can go to the homepage of her blog and read them all!

How R.L. Stine "became the king of kids' horror" at The Boston Globe

A list of nicely spooky MG reads at Youth Literature Reviews, and another at Postcards from La-La Land

Dark Horse comics to publish graphic novels of the How To Train Your Dragon series (via Galley Cat)

A Tuesday Ten of Alternate Histories at Views from the Tesseract

This mermaid miniature house by artist Peter Gabel is utterly gorgeous; more pictures here at Messynessy and theyt are close ups and they are worth looking at because they are lovely!

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